Common Core Practice | Narrative, Argumentative and Informative Writing About Baseball

Apr 6, 2013 by

The 2013 major league baseball season began this week, and Sarah Gross, Jonathan Olsen and their New Jersey students– many among them passionate Yankees or Mets fans — couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore America’s pastime for this week’s writing prompts.

Narrative Writing

Sports: “Don’t Let Your Signed Memories Turn Into a Plot Twist
Common Core Standards: RI3, RI4, W3, W4, RH4, WHST4, WHST10

You know the plot: the main character has a valuable signed baseball that he, or she, cherishes. And then something happens. Maybe the dog eats it, maybe a child takes it outside in the mud. But the result is always the same — a lost piece of memorabilia and a devastated collector.

Your Task: Compose a one- or two-paragraph scene in which a valuable signed baseball is destroyed. Be sure to use precise words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the events.

Before you do the task, you might…

Common Core Practice | Narrative, Argumentative and Informative Writing About Baseball – NYTimes.com.

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